Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Marmion, 7 Dec 2016.
Yes, but given Cannondale-Drapac's prominence, she probably wouldn't recognise the kit.
I actually just had to Google to find out exactly what results Alberto Bettiol got to be 20th in the UCI rankings.
Turns out 3rd on GC and the Sprinters jersey in the Tour of Poland,, 4th in Quebec and 7th in Montreal.
Great form for possibly the 3 most insignificant World Tour races of 2016
Whoa! Those Canadian races are the Hipsters Classics
Lampre team renamed UAE Abu Dhabi and gets 2 year WT licence.
From now on I shall refer to them as Team Flogging'n'Stoning, to sit along side Team Torture - all is well...
or Team BloodMoney?
Akshully that's much better...
Team Torture v Team BloodMoney
It was all so simple when Team Evil was evil due to mad dopers and not mad murderers and torturers
It's a shame that Team Evil have been upgraded with teams with genuinely worrying circumstance
Official World Tour Teams 2017
AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM – FRA)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST – KAZ)
BMC RACING TEAM (BMC – USA)
BORA – HANSGROHE (BOH – GER)
CANNONDALE DRAPAC PRO CYCLING TEAM (CDT – USA)
TEAM DIMENSION DATA (DDD – RSA)
QUICK – STEP FLOORS (QST – BEL)
FDJ (FDJ – FRA)
LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS – BEL)
MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV – ESP)
ORICA – BIKEEXCHANGE (OBE – AUS)
BAHRAIN-MERIDA (TBM – BRN)
TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (KAT – SUI)
TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO (TLJ – NED)
TEAM SKY (SKY – GBR)
TEAM SUNWEB (SUN – GER)
UAE ABU DHABI (UAD – UAE)
TREK SEGAFREDO (TFS – USA)
Sorted that for you !
It's better at least, but I still think we're going to see teams be really happy with 4 riders in the top 60, but having won no stages.
Just been having a look at the origins of some of those teams, and thought I'd do a quick Christmas quiz.
Who have the following teams morphed into (date of inception in brackets)?
Chazal-Vanille et Mure (1992)
Spoiler: A difficult one to start with
Team Slipstream (2007)
Spoiler: An easier one
Team MTN (2008)
Spoiler: easy peasy
Team NetApp (2010)
Spoiler: Ohh what's there name again?
Spoiler: Is it one of the Lotto teams or is that too obvious?
Reynolds Benotto (1980)
Spoiler: 1980?! Are you having a laugh?
Spoiler: Are they continued under another name? Really?
Spoiler: You're slurring your speech now...
Team Radio Shack (2010)
Spoiler: Surely you'll get at least this one right
Spoiler: Mmmm there's not many left to choose from
Feel free to post your scores.
I would have got 7/10 - maybe
1 wrong (
) with a couple of lucky guesses.
which is a spoiler reveal, you stupid old git!
Not that anyone else is likely to give a toss.
Whoops! Silly me
What a successful quiz...
Anyway, back to the 2017 season - the UCI have just announced the cancellation of the Tour of Qatar (male and female), due to lack of sponsorship.
Could it be the beginning of the end of racing in Gulf states?
Separate names with a comma.